Tapping into Experience with Tim Shapiro, Changes in Congregations over the Years


6 Resources
Divergent Church: The Bright Promise of Alternative Faith Communities
This resource explores the unique characteristics of divergent churches, examining the how and where they meet, what brings them together, and how their primary concerns shape the practices of the congregation.
How Your Congregation Learns: The Learning Journey from Challenge to Achievement
This resource lays out a process for congregational leaders to move from identifying a challenge to solving the issue, a transition that takes form in the learning journey.
The Other Philadelphia Story: How Local Congregations Support Quality of Life in Urban America
Based on multi-faith research, this book highlights the value congregations add to their communities through social services, meeting spaces, and congregational care.
"You Can't Quit Smoking for Someone Else": Technical Problems and Adaptive Challenges
The easily readable article explains the differences between technical and adaptive challenges.
28 Non-Numerical Signs Of A Healthy Church
This short blog by a small church pastor provides new factors to consider for envisioning vitality beyond numbers and dollars.
Religion: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters
This book provides an updated definition of religion, distinguished from older, outdated models. Smith examines the power of religion in individuals and society with the final chapter addresses the question "What will be the fate of religion in the future?"

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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